Once Again: Increased Cost of SkyMiles for Additional Award Destinations by Delta

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

“This afternoon, you’ll be able to see some updates to our Award Ticket charts on delta.com”, posted FlyerTalk member DwayneSkyMiles — one of the official company representatives of Delta Air Lines on FlyerTalk. “To balance continued investments in products and services, we regularly evaluate Award pricing and adjust it periodically. Select redemption levels are changing for Award Tickets booked on or after November 8, 2013, for travel on or after February 1, 2014. You can continue to book Award Tickets for travel before February 1, 2014, at the current Award redemption levels.”
In other words, the changes are effective immediately for any award travel after February 1, 2014 to the destinations affected by the increases implemented today by Delta Air Lines — with no advance notice.
There are now three charts at the official Internet web site of Delta Air Lines highlighting the changes in the amount of SkyMiles you are required to redeem for award travel to certain destinations in addition to the changes announced this past August.
For your convenience, the following chart has been abbreviated to highlight the latest changes, shown below in pink:

This announcement is the latest in what FlyerTalk members consider to be a series of devaluations to the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program.

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